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  1. Tabula Candida: Doodles of a Distracted Historian

    The world’s most erudite stick figures skewer culture, academia, philosophy, history, and more in these doodles from a history teacher.

    Academia
  2. Dear Ovaries: Thanks, But Your Work Here Is Done

    Toddler Mama is pregnant for the second time — so her brain decided to write an open letter to her ovaries, with choice words for the former’s zeal. The message: “your services will no longer be needed.”

    Humor
  3. Can Comedy Be Comfortable? One Question, Seven Humorists

    Seven humorists weigh in on a single question: can comedy be comfortable?

    Humor
    Photo by This Year's Love, (CC BY-SA 2.0).
  4. Go Fug Yourself

    From celebrity fashion disasters to close readings of award-show politics, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks have perfected the art of smart and snarky red carpet commentary.

    Fashion
  5. Humbled: You Keep Using That Word

    “For the love of Merriam-Webster, don’t hide your happiness behind a thin veil of humility.” Blogger Lily Zacharias in a fun post about the rampant abuse and overuse of the word “humbled” in our social media feeds.

    Humor
  6. Looking Bad is the New Looking Good

    What’s up with making glamorous models look miserable, hostile, and greasy? ML Philpott at I Miss You When I Blink envisions the creative meetings for fashion ads.

    Fashion
  7. When To Hug Someone: Life’s Greatest Mystery

    “Despite thousands of years of struggling with hug protocol, scientists have yet to unlock its deepest most powerful mysteries.” Matt Posky at You Monsters Are People discusses the art of hugging — with comics included.

    Comics
  8. Complete Taxonomy of Engagement Photo Poses

    “I can confidently categorize all of the most clichéd kinds of pre-wedding portraits.” The blogger at The Marrying Kind compiles a hilarious photo album of couple and engagement snapshots.

    Humor
  9. Great Mistakes in English Medieval Architecture

    Uhh, we don’t need a vaulting shaft there

    Oh, whoops

    Yeah

    I’ll just, like, cover it up with some leaves, no one will notice

    Good job

    Architecture
  10. A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

    “Recently, I’ve made the decision to stop hating myself so much,” writes Eric Wong. “However, like trying to quit smoking cigarettes, self-loathing and self-pity are addictive.” On this blog to practice self-love, you’ll find poems, humor, and more.

    Humor
    pen-notes
  11. An Unhelpful Guide to Wagner’s Ring

    In case you can’t spare 18 hours to listen to Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Jonathan Healey (hilariously) summarizes all you need to know about these long, helmet-filled operas.

    Humor
  12. I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog

    Katherine Fritz is in her twenties. She lives in Philadelphia. She writes this blog, and she really hopes her mom doesn’t read it. (But if she did, she’d find a sharp wit and astute cultural critic.)

    Commentary
  13. 15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that Will Kill Your Children

    Warning: mid-century modern architecture is designed to kill your children. A hilarious look at 15 dangerous dream homes, courtesy of Projectophile.

    Architecture
  14. How Fast is Exponential Growth? (Or, Yao Ming Confronts the Vastness of the Universe)

    In this older post we wanted to resurface, Ben Orlin at Math with Bad Drawings explains linear versus exponential growth — with the aid of his mediocre drawings and quirky comparisons.

    Humor
  15. The Men of Match.com: Are You Serious?

    “And how are you going to find someone who is career-driven and is family-oriented and is beautiful who also has time to play sports as an adult and like hike around all the time and wrestle alligators?” Lisa Barnard calls out the men on Match.com for their unrealistic dating expectations.

    Humor